It is a policy failure if Government spends $6.5bn and gets no emissions reduction
a Bioenergy Association media statement, 3 Nov 2021
The Bioenergy Association is astounded that the Government is going to spend an assessed $6.5bn on helping other countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions when a fraction of that expenditure could achieve the same reductions in New Zealand, and assist create new employment.
Brian Cox, executive officer of the Bioenergy Association said that “the opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from greater use of bioenergy and biofuels are achievable nearly immediately from proven technologies, and by 2040 this investment could have New Zealand manufacturing our own transport biofuels. It is a policy failure if the assessed $6.5bn is not prioritised to reduce our own emissions reduction.“